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About Mon Ami Gabi - Reston
Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro that embraces a passion for food, wine and culture. Whether you come for the Onion Soup Au Gratin, Steak Frites or decadent Profiteroles, Mon Ami Gabi has something to satisfy all tastes. To complement the menu, an extensive selection of French wine, handpicked by renowned chef/owner Gabino Sotelino, is served from our rolling wine cart. While the favorites are here in abundance, there's always something new when you're ready to fall in love all over again.
Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor seating is first-come/first-served.
Reston, VA 20190
French, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
We are pleased to offer free parking 7 days a week in the garages at Reston Town Center. Your first hour is always free; all garage parking is free Monday through Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday/Sunday. At all other times, visit the host stand for an Orange Garage validation code.
Weekend Brunch is served from 11:30am-4:00pm on Saturday and 10:30am-3:00pm on Sunday.
*Our bar remains open for beverages one hour after the restaurant closes.
Join us for Happy Hour in the bar area from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Monday - Friday and from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday!
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Mon Ami Gabi's airy interior sets a fresh, cosy atmosphere. This casual bistro is not only warm and welcoming, but also offers guests scenic outdoor dining during the summer months.
We're pleased to accommodate parties up to 200 guests in four private rooms and dining areas. The room is audio visual compatible for program events. Mon Ami Gabi also offer off-premise catering form 10-100 people, as well as platters and trays available for pick-up or delivery. To view our packages and party menus, visit us at monamigabi.com or call our Catering Manager Kimberly at (703) 707-0233.
We are pleased to offer free parking for the Orange Garage - visit our host stand for a validation code when you arrive. Parking is free in all garages on Saturday and Sunday. Street parking is also free on Sunday.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Mon Ami Gabi is proud to host a series of wine tastings, cooking classes and dinner events where Executive Chef Phil Frederick combines an enticing menu with exquisite French and local wines. Be sure to visit us online at monamigabi.com to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive information on all of our upcoming events and special offers at Mon Ami Gabi.
Our French Steakhouse provides an intimate setting for celebrating the joie de vivre! Our menu signals a return to simple French cuisine and features classic steak frites as well as a wide selection of fresh seafood and plats du jour.
Mon Ami Gabi - Reston Ratings and Reviews
So many restaurants try to pass themselves off as "French," and so few pull it off credibly. Mon Ami Gabi is authentic French, and doesn't try to Americanize the food or the service. Truly authentic French cuisine in an elegant yet casual setting and perfect service. Boef cooked to perfection per the customer's stated preference. Go here if you appreciate quality over quantity. So happy this restaurant is in Reston Town Center - I will probably eat every dinner there when I come back in May 2018.
Brett was our bartender/server at the bar. He was most enjoyable and attentive. I met my girlfriend at the bar and Brett suggested we dine at the bar, rather than in the diningroom. Very nice. Avocado toast was the special, very good. We split a salad and the salad came split already for us . . . .that's a plus.
Will be back . . . . .
The steak as always was quite good, cooked exactly as requested. The fresh warm bread is always appreciated plus little side dish brought with the bread. Unfortunately the frites tasted like they had sat under a warming lamp too long. The waiter wasn’t bad, just appeared uninterested in his job. He was pretty tall , when presenting the daily specials he kept looking out around the restaurant, rather than at his customers, so it was a little hard to hear what he was saying. It was ok, but have enjoyed the food and service which was more attentive in the past better.
Mon Ami Gabi is always great. This time, I was fortunate to have an outstanding server, Doug, who recognized me from over 4 years ago. He was knowledgeable, attentive (without hovering), and truly added to the dining experience. Yesterday's special was a potato-leek soup (can you say yummy?). I will be returning again soon.
Family dinner for three. David, our waiter was fabulous ~ sensitive, not overbearing, very knowledgeable, allowed us to have a quiet intimate dinner. Artichoke appetizer had no flavor, and my husband's meal (beef) was well overdone. We made a small comment and both were taken off the bill. The lamb shank was fabulous, as were the kale salad appetizer and the soup of the day. Manager came out to speak with us frankly about the meal, and invited us back. Good experience overall.
The food was excellent
Our server took quite a while to get to our drink order after we arrived. The server that brought our charcuterie platter literally dropped it and ran, and no one explained what anything was on the platter.
We were seated next to the group room and as a result, we were constantly trying to avoid large platters of food being brought in and out of that.
Could have been much much better in terms of service however the food was excellent.
Mon Ami Gabi is a great favorite of ours. Very good food - the lunch salmon was terrific. Good value with their active couponing program, nice Sancerre wine, and super desserts. I particularly like the mushroom soup along with the great crusty bread. The only downside is that the restaurant is somewhat noisy - so it's hard to hear the people across the table. Very nice staff that have been there for years.
1.Little things rushed dinner unpleasantly, leaving few improvements'd be beneficial for both, so asked for MOD. A Spanish mgr volunteered to talk but no name exchange. When relaying the concern, he immediately cut off and started lecturing me on what service should be/how each staff should behave. He talked 20 min. and did I 2. Don't lecture what ideal service is to customer; obviously it wasn't happening under his mgmt.
2.He said there's record on me?? Now, Mon Ami profiles customers? of course the intent would be to serve better but 1. mgr tells the customer they keep record, and 2.because there's a record, he said he watched my table from the beginning to the end. So Mgr's personal attention over my table means 40 minutes of neglect? Is this manager telling me, he not only profiled me, but also watching me? and yet, let all those neglect happen? is that another his neglect or retaliation or simply he has no idea how to do his job??
3.He lectured me today that Bus-girl/boy do NOT take away finished dishes/silverware. They are only to do "pre-busing", and it is definitely not one of Bus-girl/boy's responsibility to assist and bus table for the next course of the meal and complete any task waiter delegated or relying on. I guess my school taught me wrong.
4.the manager said, the bus-girl does not speak English. and shortly after his lecture about ideal restaurant services, he defended the bug-girl is actually a waiter, not a bus-girl. So I can't quite complain about her not doing the bus-girl work. So, 1. why lie to defend her wrongs? then 2, as a customer, i do not care if she's a waiter or movie star. Even if she was a temporal busgirl, then my expectation was she does it well accordingly. If she was a waiter? then go wait a table. if she was a movie star? drop an autograph, not dish-clanking noises and rushing off diners, or extensive neglect to attend/bus the table.
I did talk to another manager, and I am sure he will talk to the owner and other staff.
We decided to check out the new fall menu. My husband had a fabulous Beef Wellington and I had an excellent Salmon. Our friendly, attentive waiter Everet, reminded us that it was Sunday and all bottled wines were half off.
Outstanding! The 3 very large profiteroles were so decadent and the perfect ending to our meal. Jedd, the manager was as energetic as ever bustling around making sure everyone was enjoying their dinner. We are locals and always feel at home at Bob Ami Gabi.
Because we had a coupon that was about to expire, we went to Mon Ami Gabi for an early birthday brunch. My husband likes their "make your own Bloody Mary bar" too. :) The crabcake eggs benedict were just ok -- mostly muffin. Our server was just that -- he served us and was attentive to our needs, but definitely not too friendly.
Service was wonderful. Both my niece and I got the chicken pot pie. Wow....best pot pie either of us have ever had. Lots of chicken and flavorful veggies and sauce. Only downside: we didn't have enough room for dessert! Thanks for a great dining experience Mon Ami!
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